Scholarships

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. promotes business education throughout the nation by offering scholarships on our local, regional, and national levels. The sorority believes that education is a key component which opens the doorway to pursuing and achieving career goals in lasting professions or entrepreneurial endeavors. Gamma Chapter supports these pursuits by awarding merit and need based scholarships to young women and men driven to earn degrees in business or related professional fields. (Gamma Chapter sponsors scholarships for residents of the DC, MD, and VA, metropolitan area ONLY.)


GAMMA CHAPTER – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS


Jean P. East Leadership Scholarship
– Deadline: Jan 6, 2018

This scholarship is named in honor of Jean P. East, whose exemplary leadership skills and initiatives were demonstrated during her roles as a former president of Gamma Chapter and National Treasurer for Iota in the mid 1990’s. The winner of this scholarship may be submitted to compete for the Anna J. Steen Regional Scholarship with an award up to $1,000.

Eligible Applicants: Female or Male; high school senior or undergraduate college student; must major in business, business administration, science, or engineering at a four-year institution in the United States

Award Amount: Up to $2,000 (one-time award)

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Helen Newberry McDowell Memorial Scholarship
– Deadline: Jan 6, 2018

This scholarship is named in honor of Helen Newberry McDowell, who was a longstanding member of Gamma Chapter since the early 1940’s and served as the Chapter President for two separate terms. Her commitment to education, community service, and excellence is memorialized through this scholarship. The winner of this scholarship may be submitted to compete for the Fredda Witherspoon National Scholastic Scholarship with an award up to $5,000.
Eligible Applicants: Female; high school senior or recent high school graduate; must major in the field of business, business administration, or international business at an accredited institution in the United States.

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 (one-time award)

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REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP


Anna J. Steen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Anna J. Steen, who was a member of Gamma Chapter, former Chapter President, and big influencer regarding educational initiatives. Gamma Chapter will select one of its local scholarship winners to represent the chapter on the regional level to compete for this Eastern Region scholarship.
Eligible Applicants: female; graduating high school senior; major in business or a related profession

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 (one-time award)

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS


Fredda Witherspoon National Scholastic Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Fredda Witherspoon, who was the 10th National President of Iota. The criteria for this prestigious award is based off academic performance/achievement, career aspirations, demonstrated leadership, and financial need. The winner of Gamma Chapter’s local scholarship (the Helen Newberry McDowell Scholarship) will represent Gamma Chapter on the national level to compete for this national scholarship.

Eligible Applicants: female; graduating high school senior; plans to major in a business related field at an accredited institution in the United States

Award Amounts: four(4) $2,500 and one(1) $5,000 (one-time awards)

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Dorethea N. Hornbuckle Memorial Scholarship
– Deadline: Jan 27, 2018

The Dorothy Hornbuckle Scholarship is named in honor of Iota’s 16th National President. Mrs. Hornbuckle’s commitment to education, community service and excellence is memorialized through this scholarship.

Eligibility: female or male; recent high school graduates and undergraduate college students; major in business, business administration, science or engineering at an accredited four-year institution in the United States

Award Amount: Up to $3,000 (one-time award)

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Future Iota Leaders Scholarship (FIL)
– Deadline: Jan 27, 2018

The FIL Scholarship is an award for a deserving youth who is participating in Iota Phi Lambda’s Youth Auxiliary “Future Iota Leaders”. The FIL club focuses on scholastics, leadership development, business & entrepreneurship principles, career exploration, community service, and empowerment to achieve goals. Gamma Chapter will award up to $250.00 locally for this scholarship. In addition, all FILs who meet the eligibility may apply to compete for the national award up to $1,000.

Eligibility: female or male; member of FIL club; graduating high school senior; plans to major in a business related field in an accredited United States institution

Award Amount: Up to $250.00 locally and Up to $1,000 national (one-time awards)

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Alice P. Allen National Scholarship
– Deadline: Jan 27, 2018

The Alice P. Allen National Scholarship is named in honor of Iota’s second National President (1946-1950). This scholarship is to be awarded to a teenage mother desiring to further her education beyond high school. Gamma Chapter manages this award locally and awards $250.00 locally to the one winner selected to compete for the national $2,000.00 award.
Eligibility: female; graduating high school senior; teenage mother; must attend an accredited college or university in the United States

Award Amount: Up to $250.00 locally and up to $2,000 national (one-time awards)

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